Record Memorial Day Weekend Heat Wave?
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - This may go into the weather record books as the warmest Memorial Day weekend ever in the Rochester area. It started immediately with a new record high Friday.
The National Weather Service says the temperature at the Rochester airport hit 90-degrees at 1:43 PM Friday to set a new record. The previous record was 89, set in 1980. Forecasts call for mid-90s all the way through Monday,which could result in record highs every day.
The storm that hit Rochester Friday night produced some beautiful images but not a whole lot of rain.
Most reports to the NWS from around Olmsted County were around half an inch. Totals in Rochester were less than that with a quarter inch at St Marys Hospital and a third of an inch at the city airport. That was the highest daily total since May 11.
Dry weather is expected through Monday.
News Update: A beautiful storm.
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